Russia: Yakutugol output up in 2016

In 2016 Yakutugol, a part of Mechel, mined 9.9 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY. Neryugrinsky pit yielded 9.3 million tons, up by 10% YoY. This is a record for the enterprise since 2008. Kangalassky pit also demonstrated a considerable growth in mining. Last year it yielded 170 thousand tons of coal, up…

Russia: Olkon decreasing environment impact

Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Works, a part of Severstal, intends to spend 60 million rubles in 2017 on environment measures, up almost 2-fold YoY. “Our priority is to decrease the impact on air and water. Most of the money will be spent on those projects”, the acting CEO Alexei Scherbakov said. The largest environment project…

Kazakhstan to lose Russian coal market

The prime minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that the country might soon lose the Russian coal market. “We have long been witnessing that Russia has been decreasing coal purchases. And the technologies are developing fast. Soon we might lose the market that we have today. We need to think of some other ways”, he…

Ukraine: Selidovugol buys 5 million UAH worth of lamps

The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered Trialtrade LLC the delivery of helmet lamps valued at 4.98 million UAH.

This year the company has to supply 2.5 thousand explosion-proof lamps at 1990 UAH apiece.

In May 2016 Selidovugol purchased the same lamps from another supplier at 1080 UAH apiece. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzaltyn gold works sees profits in 2016

The gold-processing works of Kyrgyzaltyn received 132.5 million soms of net profit in 2016, up by 84.1 million soms YoY.

In 2012-2015 the average profit of the works was around 80 million soms.

Output at the works increased last year by 25.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK output up in 2016

MMK Group’s total crude steel output in 2016 reached 12,544 thousand tons, up by 2.5% YoY. Overall steelmaking capacity utilization at the main Magnitogorsk site (subject to maintenance schedule) amounted to 89% (from 84% in FY 2015). MMK Group’s total finished steel product shipments in 2016 (excluding intra-group sales) amounted to 11,570 thousand tons, up…

Russia: metal prices up in 2016

Prices of industrial manufacturers in December 2016 increased by 0.6%, according to Rosstat.

In 2016 prices went up by 7.4% YoY.

Metal companies demonstrated the highest increase in prices – by 3.6% in December, or by 18.1% in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal spends 17 billion rubles on CherMK repairs in 2016

In 2016 the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works carried out around 140 capital repairs of machinery. Investments into the project totaled 17 billion rubles. According to Severstal Russian steel repairs division director Sergey Dobrodey, the program presupposed basic repairs, as well as energy efficiency, safety and product quality improvement. 4 blast furnaces, 2 sintering machines,…

Russia: palladium output up in 2016

Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 4.4% YoY in 2016, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production increased by 3.3% YoY, while production of gold-bearing ore and concentrates rose by 2.6%. But production of silver ore and concentrates went down by 13.6%. In December 2016 palladium and palladium alloy…

Russia: Electrozinc not to decrease output

In 2017 Electrozinc intends to take actions aimed at improving efficiency, competitiveness and labor safety. According to the company CEO Igor Khodyko, February will see the start of construction of the absorber in the sulfuric acid shop, which will be put into operation in October. The new power substation purchase is being negotiated. The output…